Corsica Luxury Villas
Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus) with an area of 3,350 sq.miles and is located west of Italy, southeast of France, and north of the island of Sardinia. Corsica has 1,000km of coastline and more than 200 beaches, it is very mountainous, with Monte Cinto as the highest peak at 2706m and 20 other summits of more than 2000m.
Corsica has something for everyone. A fantastic climate, activities to suit all tastes, delightful food and wine, plus gently shelving sandy beaches which is ideal for families. Although Corsica is politically French, it has its own idiosyncratic atmosphere, and its people are very proud. As the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, you can discover many historical interests that stretch back through the centuries. Appreciate the stunning floral scents, olive groves, and continental, deciduous forests that create a beautiful and balmy natural mixture on this Mediterranean Island.
Corsica’s coastline offers countless hideaway coves and enticing beaches. Warm, translucent waters lap long swathes of talcum powder sands and the sea is a kaleidoscope of luminous turquoise, electric aquamarine, tantalising jade and deep sapphire. The beaches that surround Calvi and Santa Giulia are so dazzling, the waters so clear and sands so white that you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re in the Caribbean.
Eating out in Corsica is a gastronomic delight from sophisticated French restaurants to authentic bistros offering value for money set menus, effortlessly blending Italian and French cooking styles. Popular local dishes include the cannelloni a brocciu, oven-baked pasta tubes filled with sheep’s cheese served with a rich tomato sauce, or agnellu, barbecued lamb flavoured with herbs and served with fried peppers, tomatoes and onions. Wild boar in Corsica has a very distinctive taste due to its diet of acorns and chestnuts. In the Corsican classic cingale, boar meat is marinated in red wine and brandy and infused with herbs and fennel. Desserts include tempting dishes such as tiramisu and crème brule give a nod to Corsica’s Italian and French heritage.
Cliff top Bonifacio is a spectacular, situated at the southern tip of the island, the town looks out towards neighbouring Sardinia. The dramatic citadel has an intriguing maze of boutiques and pavement cafés within its towering ramparts. A giddying distance below are the swanky array of quay-side restaurants that edge the deep water bay. The town is completely bewitching by night when the ancient walls seem to whisper their centuries-old tales of shipwrecks and siege. The Fesch museum in the Corsican capital Ajaccio, houses a fine collection of Italian art; the most comprehensive collection of Italian paintings outside of the Louvre. Porto Vecchio and Bastia offer lively night life for to party the night away. The watchtowers and fortresses of Bonifacio and Calvi provide breathtaking historical landmarks. This southern part of the island also offers an adrenalin rush of water and mountain based activities; from sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, to climbing, cycling and canyoning. Whether you come in search of history and culture, romantic seclusion, breathtaking scenery, exhilarating sports or a relaxed family holiday, this captivating island offers something for everyone and will entice you back again.....
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